When you will need a licence
A child will need a licence if they’re under school leaving age and taking part in:
- shows, plays, concerts or other public performances that the audience pays to see, or that take place on licensed premises
- films, TV programmes or adverts that are filmed for public viewing
- any sporting events or modelling assignments where the child is paid
The person in charge of running the event must apply for a child performance licence which you need to apply for at least 21 days before the event.
There are certain criteria that have to be met before a licence can be issued.
To get a licence the:
- child must be physically fit to take part in performance or activity
- headteacher of the school (if appropriate) must give consent if school time is affected
- activity must be safe
- application form and supporting documents must be completed
Supervision for the child
If the child won’t be with their parent, school teacher or home tutor, they must be supervised by a chaperone approved by the council.